•  Mrs. Fazio & Mrs. Richardson

    Third Grade 3


  • Hello! 

    Welcome to third grade! My name is Mrs. Richardson and I am so thrilled to be entering my sixth year as a third grade teacher at Carpenter School! I am passionate about teaching, learning and having fun! I cannot wait to learn about you, your family, and what you love to learn and do! 

    For now, here is a little bit about me! I grew up in SWS and was a Carpenter student myself! I graduated from Old Bridge High School and went on to earn my degree and teaching certificate from Montclair State University and my Special Education certification from Bloomfield College. After graduating, I was a substitute in the district before becoming a long term substitute at Carpenter, then a teacher!

    5th grade  

    Here is a picture of me as a Carpenter student!

    I enjoy teaching, but here are a few of my other favorite things:
    Family, friends, animals, yellow, blue, The Melting Pot, Cheesecake Factory, Target, concerts, sports (Yankees & Giants), smoothies, seafood, chocolate covered strawberries, skiing, crafting, potatoes, bacon, books, Dunkin Donuts, WaWa, Spring and Summer.

    I am looking forward to learning your favorite things throughout the year!

    Mrs. Richardson


  • Hello 3rd Graders!

    My name is Mrs. Fazio (You might remember me as Miss Rhatigan) and I am so excited to be your teacher. This will be my 5th year at Carpenter and I couldn't be happier. We are going to do so many fun things this year! I hope you had a fabulous summer and I can't wait to hear all about it.

    I am proud to say that I am a product of the Old Bridge Public School System, I even met my husband at Old Bridge High School!  I earned my teaching degree from Kean University and doubled majored in Elementary Education and Sociology. Since graduating, I have been subbing in Old Bridge and began as a long term substitute at Carpenter in 2015, before becoming a full time teacher at Carpenter!

    Want to know a little more about me? Here are a few of my favorite things:

    Favorite Colors: Blue/Orange

    Favorite Restaurants: Red Robin/Mahzu

    Favorite Store: Marshalls

    Favorite Activities: Skiing/Reading/Camping

    Favorite Treat: Ice Cream

    Favorite Fast Food: Starbucks or Dunkin

    Favorite Season: Spring

    I am looking forward to meeting you, and learning about all of your favorite things this year!


    Mrs. Fazio